Amy Smith (paintings)
Amy Smith is a self-educated, contemporary artist born in New Jersey then transplanted to Los Angeles. Inspired by the Street Art movement surrounding Los Angeles, she found mentoring and support within the community. In her collage portraits, Amy Smith uses recycled magazine pieces and hand cut stencils created from photographs to create her work on canvas. The series of portraits Amy creates utilizes fashion magazines that represents her love of fashion but contempt for consumerism. By ripping these pieces up and creating new powerful work, she aims to offer a decision on choosing your own path of empowerment and leaving what society demands aside. Amy Smith’s work has been featured in a number of private collections, residences, businesses, and tv/film sets.